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One way to enter or exit Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is through the tunnel entrance, which Liz Olsen and her children Cailyn, 11, and Laison, 7, are exiting Sunday. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal.)

A nature getaway

Some 270 acres of woods, meadows, native plants and animals that are either permanent residents or s …

Col. Clark Highstrete assumed command of the New Mexico Air National Guard’s 150th Fighter Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base in a ceremony Sunday. He is a command pilot with more than 2,500 flying hours, including combat hours in Bosnia and Iraq, and succeeds outgoing commander Col. Joe A. Martinez II. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal.)

New commander

Col. Clark Highstrete assumed command of the New Mexico Air National Guard’s 150th Fighter Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base in a ceremony Sunday…

Mayor Richard J. Berry, his wife, Maria, and the Albuquerque Police Department Mounted Patrol joined the American Heart Association on Friday to celebrate women who have triumphed in the fight against heart disease. The group came together on Civic Plaza wearing red and made the shape of a heart for the annual “Go Red for Women” national campaign. (Jim Thompson/journal)

‘Go Red for Women’

Mayor Richard J. Berry, his wife, Maria, and the Albuquerque Police Department Mounted Patrol joined the American Heart Association…

Goldstrom of Rio Rancho bridles his horse, Chief, for an outing on the bosque trail from the Alameda bridge on Sunday. Temperatures today are expected to reach the 50s again, with some wind gusts and a 40 percent chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service. (jim thompson/journal)

Sunny Ride

Goldstrom of Rio Rancho bridles his horse, Chief, for an outing on the bosque trail from the Alameda bridge …

Nicholas Bennett of Las Cruces High School takes a break from rehearsal Friday at UNM’s Popejoy Hall, where his school band was preparing to participate in the All-State Symphonic Band. Renowned conductor Paula A. Crider, professor emerita at The University of Texas, rehearses Friday with the All-State Symphonic Band at UNM’s Popejoy Hall. (jim thompson/journal)

Strike up the band at festival

The New Mexico Music Educators Association’s All-State Music Festival and conference …

University of New Mexico guard Kendall Williams gives a “thumbs up” as he runs off the court following the No. 25-ranked Lobos’ 65-60 victory over visiting No. 24-ranked UNLV on Wednesday night at the Pit. See more details on Sports, D1. (JIM THOMPSON/JOURNAL)

Lobos win a slugfest

University of New Mexico guard Kendall Williams gives a “thumbs up” as he runs off the court …

Gabriel Trujillo with Trees Inc. throws a Christmas tree onto the pile of others that are being chipped into mulch at the Rio Rancho Sports Complex on High Resort Boulevard in Rio Rancho. (Jim Thompson/Journal)

recycling Christmas trees

There’s a whole lot of mulching going on at the Rio Rancho Sports Complex these days. That&#8 …

las posadas corrales

Mary and Joseph’s journey

The Corrales Historical Society held its 14th annual Las Posadas celebration Thursday night at the H …

A wreath and flags were around the World War II memorial at the New Mexico Veterans Memoral Park in remembrance of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 71 years ago this day.   Friday, Dec.07, 2012. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal.)

A Mark in History Books

John Stanhope of Albuquerque, above, who was a machinist’s mate second class aboard the battle …

Memory cards were placed between the spokes of bicycles at the ghost bike memorial service Sunday for Javier Garcia, 32, who was killed when he hit a parked car while riding his bicycle in early October.

Memorial for bicyclist

Family and friends of bicyclist Javier Garcia gathered Sunday to pay tribute to the 32-year-old bicy …

Cadets with the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps lead the Veterans Day parade toward the New Mexico Veterans Memorial Park on Sunday. Events honoring veterans included a three-cannon salute and a parade of military vehicles. (jim thompson/journal)

Honoring our veterans

Cadets with the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps lead the Veterans Day parade toward …

A six-vehicle collision shut down the eastbound Interstate 40 off-ramp at Louisiana after 11 a.m. on Friday. Two people were injured and sent to University of New Mexico Hospital, according to Albuquerque police. (jim thompson/journal)

six-vehicle collision

A six-vehicle collision shut down the eastbound Interstate 40 off-ramp at Louisiana …

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